Here's a nerdy little detail that illustrates some of the behind-the-scenes bureaucratic and administrative wrangling that can be involved in changing the system sometimes.
Many of you will recognize Scott McCanna from the Salem Bicycle Club and OBRA circles, but you may not know he's also works for ODOT. (Image: Willamette Valley Cycling Team)
Recently a news item came across about a mid-March meeting of the Oregon Traffic Control Devices Committee. One of the discussions was about adding a wrinkle to a sign used in temporary traffic control during road construction.
Apparently the "bikes on roadway" sign exists only on a roll-up material.
The committee needed to discuss and approve putting the sign on rigid backing material.
In a large state agency, it's not always possible to make changes quickly and easily, and it's important to keep that in mind as we so often get impatient for change!
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